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Can You Die From Kaposi Sarcoma

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My friend is dying from Kaposi's sarcoma

all hope has been lost for a dear friend. 39 years old with Kaposi's sarcoma in one lung. CD4 cell count is only 4. Viral load is 550. Just sent home from hospital for pallative chemo, DR i known this is difficult question but is there any...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
I'm so sorry to hear this all. Although there are many good chemotherapy drugs for Kaposi's sarcoma, sometime patients do use up all there options. This may have indeed happened in your friend's case. Most chemotherapy is... Read more »

kaposi sarcoma

I am aware that persons with AIDS usually die of pneumonia or Kaposi's sarcoma but I do not... Read more »

Kaposi's Sarcoma @ 10 weeks??

Thank you for answering my question regarding hepatitis testing... Is it possible to show signs of... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Physicians in San Francisco Identify Kaposi's Sarcoma Cluster Among HIV-Positive MSM

Physicians from San Francisco General Hospital last month in a letter published in the New England Journal of Medicine said they had identified between November 2004 and January 2006 a cluster of nine cases of Kaposi's sarcoma among HIV-positive... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The GHESKIO Field Hospital and Clinics After the Earthquake in Haiti -- Dispatch 3 From Port-au-Prince

After Haiti's Jan. 12 earthquake, the Haitian Group for the Study of Kaposi's Sarcoma and Opportunistic Infections (GHESKIO) in Port-au-Prince became a refugee camp and an emergency field hospital, in addition to remaining a clinic for AIDS and TB... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

Kaposi's Sarcoma and HIV: Not Gone, Not Forgotten

To many, the condition known as Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) may feel like a relic from the HIV epidemic's bygone days. But in many parts of the world, KS remains as clear and present a health danger today as it was in the U.S. in the 1980s and 1990s, when... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS)

What Is KS? How Is KS Treated? Can KS Be Prevented? What Else Is Being Studied for KS? The Bottom Line What Is KS? Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) is a cancer-like disease. It originally was known as a disease affecting elderly men of Eastern... Read more »
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Kaposi Sarcoma---PLEASE HELP

Posted by InvisibleNoMore, 2 Replies
Hello All,

Today I found out that the lesions that were covering my body for the past couple months are Kaposi Sarcoma. I was diagnosed HIV+ almost a year ago. Since diagnosis I have been on Complera and my viral load has been undetectable and my CD4... Read more »

Kaposi's sarcoma

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Anyone out there who has KS or has knowledge about it?
I need to communicate with you if you are that person. Please respond-I would be so very grateful. Thanks.

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kaposi's sarcoma

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
does anyone here have KS? Read more »

Kaposi's Sarcoma - after four weeks?

Posted by Sprite1, 1 Reply
How quickly does Kaposi's Sarcoma manifest? In addition to what I believe are new moles, I also have a couple of flat red spots on my shoulder now. Read more »